Posted 3 months ago
Some of you may recall I posted photos last year of a bower bird's bower & collection of blue objects in my garden.
It's back again this year with a much more impressive collection of blue stuff plus a bigger & better - constructed bower. Maybe it's a different bird, or just older & more experienced in both collecting & construction. The bird is around often, large & a glossy blue - black.
In addition to the various bits of blue plastic, mostly bottle caps, there are also blue feathers, clothes pegs (one is purple, not in the photo) & leaves with white undersides (specifically displayed to show them off).
As I'm something of a bower bird myself, it inspired me to set up some groups of blue art glass, which I have a reasonable amount of in my collection, especially satin glass. Blue seemed to be a very popular colour for satin glass.
Photo 1 shows an assortment of blue Victorian art glass of various kinds, plus two strings of glass beads from the 1930s era.
Photo 2, more art glass plus a small glass pendant part from what I believe may have been a Neiger necklace - a cobalt blue King Tut head (this is posted especially for vintagelamp who recently posted a Neiger Brothers necklace).
Photos 3 & 4 show the bower & collection. Nice to have an enthusiasm for collecting represented both indoors & outdoors at my place!